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Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Complex Trauma Care, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3813
Department: 336-716-7021


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Wittenberg University, 1996
  • M.D., West Virginia University, 2000
  • Residency, Surgery, St Joseph Hosp, 2002
  • Residency, Surgery, Indiana Univ Med Ctr & Hosps, 2005
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Louisiana State University Med, 2005
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


  • Soc Am Gastro.Endoscopic Surg.
  • Soc Of Critical Care Medicine
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1295882009
Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

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Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

Research Interests

Critical Illness; Wounds and Injuries; Blood Glucose; Insulin; Hyperglycemia
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7021 | Department: 336-716-7021


Recent Publications

Risk stratification tools in emergency general surgery. Havens JM, Columbus AB, Seshadri AJ, Brown CVR, Tominaga GT, Mowery NT, Crandall M.. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018;3(1):e000160.

Stapled versus hand-sewn: a prospective emergency surgery study. An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study. Bruns BR, Morris DS, Zielinski M, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Arnold K, Phelan HA, Murry J, Turay D, Fam J, Oh JS, Gunter OL, Enniss T, Love JD, Skarupa D, Benns M, Fathalizadeh A, Leung PS, Carrick MM, Jewett B, Sakran J, O'Meara L, Herrera AV,.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(3):435-443.

The capacity of ICD-10-CM/PCS to characterize surgical care. Utter GH, Schuster KM, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Agarwal SK Jr, Winchell RJ, Crandall ML.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(5):894-898.

Surgical management of pancreatic necrosis: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Mowery NT, Bruns BR, MacNew HG, Agarwal S, Enniss TM, Khan M, Guo WA, Cannon JW, Lissauer ME, Duane TM, Hildreth AN, Pappas PA, Gries LM, Kaiser M, Robinson BRH.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(2):316-327.

Ventilator strategies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Mowery NT.. Surg Clin North Am. 2017;97(6):1381-1397.

Multicenter validation of American association for the surgery of trauma grading system for acute colonic diverticulitis and its use for emergency general surgery quality improvement program. Shafi S, Priest EL, Crandall ML, Klekar CS, Nazim A, Aboutanos M, Agarwal S, Bhattacharya B, Byrge N, Dhillon TS, Eboli DJ, Fielder D, Guillamondegui O, Gunter O, Inaba K, Mowery NT, Nirula R, Ross SE, Savage SA, Schuster KM, Schmoker RK,.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;80(3):405-411.

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grading scale for 16 emergency general surgery conditions: disease-specific criteria characterizing anatomic severity grading. Tominaga GT, Staudenmayer KL, Shafi S, Schuster KM, Savage SA, Ross S, Muskat P, Mowery NT, Miller P, Inaba K, Cohen MJ, Ciesla D, Brown CV, Agarwal S, Aboutanos MB, Utter GH, Crandall M.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;81(3):593-602.

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future. Utter GH, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Tominaga GT, Gunter O, Osler TM, Ciesla DJ, Agarwal SK Jr, Inaba K, Aboutanos MB, Brown CV, Ross SE, Crandall ML, Shafi S.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(5):1059-1065.

Golden opportunity: multidisciplinary simulation training improves trauma team efficiency [abstract]. Long AM, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Johnson JE, Miller PR III, Meredith JW, Carter JE.. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;221(4 Suppl 1):S57.

Measuring anatomic severity of disease in emergency general surgery. Shafi S, Aboutanos M, Brown CV, Ciesla D, Cohen MJ, Crandall ML, Inaba K, Miller PR, Mowery NT.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(3):884-887.

Prospective trial of angiography and embolization for all grade III to V blunt splenic injuries: nonoperative management success rate is significantly improved. Miller PR, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Hildreth AN, Martin RS, Holmes JH, Meredith JW, Requarth JA.. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(4):644-648.

Abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen. Mowery NT, Miller PR, Chang MC, Meredith JW. In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current surgical therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders;2014: 1088-1093.

Stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in emergency general surgery: a retrospective review of outcomes in a unique patient population. Farrah JP, Lauer CW, Bray MS, McCartt JM, Chang MC, Meredith JW, Miller PR, Mowery NT.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(5):1187-1194.

Re: 'Firing' the stapler in emergency general surgery patients [letter]. Mowery NT.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(5):923.

Duration of time on intensive insulin therapy predicts severe hypoglycemia in the surgically critically ill population. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Kauffmann RM, Diaz JJ Jr, Collier BC, May AK.. World J Surg. 2012;36(2):270-277.

An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma. Becher RD, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Weaver AA, Crane DK, Martin RS, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Stitzel JD, Hoth JJ.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5):1229-1235.

Practice management guidelines for management of hemothorax and occult pneumothorax. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Collier BR, Diaz JJ Jr, Haut E, Hildreth A, Holevar M, Mayberry J, Streib E.. J Trauma. 2011;70(2):510-518.

Failure to achieve euglycemia despite aggressive insulin control signals abnormal physiologic response to trauma. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK, Diaz JJ Jr.. J Crit Care. 2011;26(3):295-302.

Emergency department length of stay is an independent predictor of hospital mortality in trauma activation patients. Mowery NT, Dougherty SD, Hildreth AN, Holmes JH IV, Chang MC, Martin RS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Miller PR.. J Trauma. 2011;70(6):1317-1325.

A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Meredith JW.. Am Surg. 2011;77(7):951-959.

Core temperature variation is associated with heart rate variability independent of cardiac index: a study of 278 trauma patients. Mowery NT, Morris JA Jr, Jenkins JM, Ozdas A, Norris PR.. J Crit Care. 2011;26(5):534.e9-e17.

Severe hypoglycemia while on intensive insulin therapy is not an independent predictor of death after trauma. Mowery NT, Guillamondegui OD, Gunter OL, Diaz JJ Jr, Collier BR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, May AK.. J Trauma. 2010;68(2):342-347.

The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: part 1-damage control. Diaz JJ Jr, Cullinane DC, Dutton WD, Jerome R, Bagdonas R, Bilaniuk JO, Collier BR, Como JJ, Cumming J, Mowery N, et al.. J Trauma. 2010;68(6):1425-1438.

Surgical intensive care unit mobility is increased after institution of a computerized mobility order set and intensive care unit mobility protocol: a prospective cohort analysis. Hildreth AN, Enniss T, Martin RS, Miller PR, Mitten-Long D, Gasaway J, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Meredith JW, et al.. Am Surg. 2010;76(8):818-822.

Glucose metabolism, not obesity, predicts mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Mowery NT, May AK, Collier BC, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Dortch MJ, Diaz JJ Jr.. Am Surg. 2010;76(12):1377-1383.

Stress insulin resistance is a marker for mortality in traumatic brain injury. Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK.. J Trauma. 2009;66(1):145-153.

Guidelines for prehospital fluid resuscitation in the injured patient. Cotton BA, Jerome R, Collier BR, Khetarpal S, Holevar M, Tucker B, Kurek S, Mowery NT, Shah K, Bromberg W, et al.. J Trauma. 2009;67(2):389-402.

Insulin resistance heralds positive cultures after severe injury. Mowery NT, Carnevale RJ, Gunter OL, Norris PR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK.. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009;10(6):503-509.

Insulin resistance despite tight glucose control is associated with mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Dossett LA, Norris PR, Diaz JJ Jr, Morris JA Jr, May AK.. J Intensive Care Med. 2009;24(4):242-251.

Intensive insulin therapy in practice: can we do it?. Dossett LA, Collier B, Donahue R, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Guillamondegui O, Diaz JJ, May AK.. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009;33(1):14-20.

Cardiac uncoupling and heart rate variability are associated with intracranial hypertension and mortality: a study of 145 trauma patients with continuous monitoring. Mowery NT, Norris PR, Riordan W, Jenkins JM, Williams AE, Morris JA Jr.. J Trauma. 2008;65(3):621-627.

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Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

Clinical Interests

Complex Trauma Care, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

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